Gold in Grain

Here's a poem I'd like to share:

When you see the poor, the cops aren't far behind.
But to the crimes of the rich it seems the police are blind,
And if that's who they followed, there'd be less crime;
There'd be fewer poor at the same time.

Steal a person's needs and so goes benevolence
To make a person worse off just doesn't make sense,
And to do it for greed is the ultimate sin;
In time you will miss your abused kin.

Brothers and sisters is all that we are;
Living next door or in lands afar.
"Give us this day our daily bread."
Remember what those poor wise men said.


The Day for Darfur is Coming

Below is a letter I received from one of my friends. I hope that some of you reading this will have a chance to attend.
Darfur: ‘all of our nightmares have become realities’

A top U.N. official announced on Monday that unless the international community takes immediate steps to stop the violence, the Darfur region is within weeks of “a man-made catastrophe of an unprecedented scale."

For an on-the-ground perspective on the crisis unfolding in Darfur and eastern Chad, join us next Tuesday, September 5, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT for an online discussion with Theo Murphy, an Amnesty International researcher who recently returned from eastern Chad. Learn how you can help ensure protection for those who've been displaced by violence in the conflict and how you can get involved with activities surrounding the global Day for Darfur on September 17th.

We look forward to your participation in next week's discussion.

Go here to find out more.

Best Regards,

Scott Edwards
Country Specialist for Sudan
Amnesty International USA